Scots handed tough draw for home sevens

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Scotland have been handed a tough draw against Wales, South Africa and Russia in Pool D for the Emirates Airline Glasgow Sevens to be played at Scotstoun Stadium on 5-6 May.

Ahead of their home tournament, Scotland won the inaugural Tokyo Sevens Shield at the weekend.

The Scots were unable to pursue the higher-ranked Bowl trophy after losing out to France, in their opening game of day two, 22-19, despite Sean Kennedy showing his ever-increasing threat with two tries against their European counterparts. Mark Robertson also touched down in the match.

However, the team instilled a new lease of life into their HSBC Sevens World Series campaign with wins over Russia, 21-19, and Kenya, 26-12, which ultimately won them their first piece of silverware in recent weeks.

Against Russia – who the Scots will face again in Glasgow during the opening pool games – James Fleming added two tries to his tally, which now sits at 37 in this season alone. He also scored one in the final. Michael Fedo scored as well against Russia and Colin Gregor added all three conversions.

Finally, against Kenya it was a forwards affair with Mark Cairns, Ross Miller and Michael Fedo all joining Fleming on the score sheet. Gregor added the extras three out of four times.

Glasgow Sevens draw

Pool A: Australia, England, USA Kenya.

Pool B: Samoa, New Zealand, France, Spain.

Pool C: Argentina, Fiji, Portugal, Zimbabwe.

Pool D: Wales, South Africa, Scotland, Russia.